Bella, Poppy and Alfie top the list of the most popular dog names in the UK for 2019

Bella, Poppy and Alfie top the list of the most popular dog names in the UK for 2019

A new report from has found that Bella, Poppy and Alfie are the three most popular dog names in the UK for 2019.

Based on data from over two million pet owners worldwide, Lola and Max rounded up the top five and Charlie, Luna, Bailey, Teddy and Buddy completed the top 10.

The research also found that there has been a surge in popularity in dogs being called human names that are at risk of extinction. It found there has been a 300 per cent increase in dogs called Gertrude, a 150 per cent increase in dogs called Malcolm and a 100 per cent increase in dogs called Clive.

Traditional dog names are also seeing a resurgence, with a 400 per cent increase in Lassie, a 53 per cent increase in Spot and an 11 per cent increase in Buster.

Top 10 dog names in the UK

1. Bella

2. Poppy

3. Alfie

4. Lola

5. Max

6. Charlie

7. Luna

8. Bailey

9. Teddy

10. Buddy

Kate Jaffe, Trend Expert for Rover, comments: “Dogs are considered fully-fledged members of the family by nine out of 10 pet parents in the UK, so choosing a name for our canines can be as difficult as it is for our children.

“Our dogs and the names we give them are part of our self-expression, which is why we see such strong influence from the things that Brits love - everything from favourite foods to small screen stars.”

Jaffe also predicted what she expects to be the trending god names for 2020 – with Goose and Maverick topping the list.

The top 5 predicted dog naming trends for 2020

As identified by Trend Expert Kate Jaffe​

1. Goose and Maverick, with the Top Gun sequel scheduled for release next year.

2. Tokyo, host to both the Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympics.

3. Scooby Doo, as we celebrate the cartoon’s 50th anniversary.

4. Mars, with the NASA Mars exploration penned for 2020.

5. Gal and Wonderwoman, as the sequel is landing next summer. has also revealed several other dog name trends it’s seen from its research. Food and drink-themed names prove popular, with Prosecco (200 per cent rise), Gin (47 per cent), Waffle (136 per cent) and Kale (59 per cent), all making the grade.

The most popular female dog names in the UK

1. Bella

2. Poppy

3. Lola

4. Luna

5. Molly

6. Daisy

7. Ruby

8. Coco

9. Rosie

10. Milly

The birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, Archie, has also seen a spike in dogs being called the name (up 39 per cent globally) – making it the most popular royal dog name for the year and the ninth most popular male dog name in the UK. George, Harry, Pippa and Louis also make the dog name cut.

The most popular male dog names in the UK

1. Alfie

2. Max

3. Charlie

4. Teddy

5. Buddy

6. Milo

7. Oscar

8. Bailey

9. Archie

10. Barney

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